Many LGBT Democratic supporters have had it. Fed up with everything from being thrown under the bus with the removal of LGBT protections in immigration reform to President Obama’s stubborn and stupid refusal to sign an Executive Order barring LGBT workplace discrimination for companies who hold government contracts LGBT donors are beginning to hold back money and support over the fact that the Obama administration and the Democratic party in general is proving itself to be all talk and no action.
One of the growing many of the the disenchanted includes prominent gay Democratic Party donor Jonathan Lewis who provides fund LGBT groups such as Freedom to Work and gave the maximum amount of $30,800 to the Democratic National Committee and the maximum amount of $2,500 to President Obama’s re-election campaign in the last election cycle.
During the immigration reform debate Senate Democrats had the opportunity to reverse some of the harm caused by DOMA and they buckled under pressure, essentially taking LGBT families for granted. With the president failing to deliver on his promised federal contractor executive order and with Senate Democrats caving to Republican threats, now is the time to stop investing in Democratic cowardice and stand proud by withholding donations until we see our friends’ actions and deeds align with their rhetoric — I will be withholding my donation and asking all of my friends and family members to do the same until such time.”